Badminton: Cooper shares top Scot prize

0
Have your say

Edinburgh badminton star Jillie Cooper missed out on the finals but still had reason to celebrate at the Scottish 
International Championships at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow.

The 24-year-old reached the semi-finals of the women’s doubles with Bothwell teenager Kirsty Gilmour and they were rewarded with the Robert 
McCoig Quaich for the best Scottish performance.

On Saturday, they lost 21-19, 21-9 to Japan’s Naoko Fukuman and Kurumi Yonao and Cooper said: “That’s the fifth semi-final [defeat] in the past four years. But it has been a good Championship.”

In the finals, India’s Anand Pawar won the men’s singles and three titles went to Japan. England’s Marcus Ellis and Gabrielle White took the mixed doubles thanks to a 21-16 
21-16 win over the Dutch pair of Ruud Bosch and Selena Piek.